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Video Teaser: Tom's Hardware Revisits Intel vPro Technology

Last year, we took an in-depth look at remote management technology in Intel vPro: Three Generations Of Remote Management. That piece covered everything from the Wolfdale-based Core 2 to the Clarkdale-based Core i5 and Sandy Bridge-based Core i5. In the process, we were able to explore Active Management Technology and the KVM Remote feature.

Not content to leave that feature as an Intel-only look at hardware-based remote management, we also gleaned as much information as possible from AMD on its DASH initiative. Unfortunately, that story fell flat on its face when we discovered there aren't any motherboards with DASH support. Really, your only option for the functionality we discussed is Intel's vPro.

And that takes us to Intel's recent refresh of the platform, coinciding with the introduction of Ivy Bridge-based CPUs and 7-series chipsets. We're currently working on a hands-on evaluation of the updated version of vPro, which includes some interesting security-oriented testing, plus an introduction to a pared-down management suite called Small Business Advantage. 

In the meantime, we've put together a video covering some of what vPro and SBA entail, along with details about the hardware involved.

  • SmaugTD
    The Anti-Theft technology's laser shooting commissar could enhance my small-business by over 100%.
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  • amuffin
    Who does the 3D animations and modeling? THEY ARE REALLY GOOD!
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  • emad_ramlawi
    Yay , an software that keeps monitoring my computer even if i shut it down , which actually does not get shut more like a deeper standby , i wana jump in , oh wait anyone one else heard of the magic packed (Wake On standby) and an Windows tasks scheduler with tight VNC or any other VNC.

    A Real IT would never compromise his client computers , with a backdoor , he prefers doing stuff the hard ,clean,.manual way.
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  • brimur
    Was that video made by Rockwell Automation?
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  • pacioli
    Where is the review girl?
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  • intel vpro expert
    Want to learn more about this technology? Join the community over at the Intel vPro Expert Center: www.intel.com/go/vproexpert
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  • Combat Wombat
    pacioliWhere is the review girl?I want the review girl back too... she did an awesome job.
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  • Doesn't anybody chack the videos before uploading? The audio is extremely low on this one. It's disgusting to watch poor work such as this.
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  • amuffin
    Doesn't anybody chack the videos before uploading? The audio is extremely low on this one. It's disgusting to watch poor work such as this.
    Ever heard of something called "volume control"?
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  • bartholomew
    amuffinEver heard of something called "volume control"?Don't bother, he's a troll.
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